Privacy & Cookies

Privacy & Cookies

Taking Care of Your Personal Data

When we communicate or do business together, we exchange information on the basis of trust. This is particularly true in the case of personal data such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and bank details that can be used to identify us, or that can be linked to us in some way.

I’m very conscious that any information you give me through face-to-face meetings, e-mails, telephone calls, letters and other types of communication – including the contact form on this website – must be treated with respect. I also think it’s right that we should try to minimise the personal data that’s held on us generally, and for that reason, I don’t use cookies on this website or track visits in any way.

How I Use Your Data

I use your personal data for three purposes – to allow me to enter into a contract with you, to fulfil a contract with you, and to meet legal requirements. I don’t use it for anything else.

Sharing Your Data

I’ll never sell any of your personal data, and I only share it with third parties where it’s absolutely necessary to do business with you or where it’s needed to meet legal requirements. These third parties fall into the following categories:

  • Organisations and individuals involved in the delivery of services you’ve asked me to provide. This might include web developers, designers, illustrators, printers, banner manufacturers, couriers and other businesses that form part of the supply chain.
  • Organisations and individuals that provide professional services necessary to run my business, for example, my bank, my accountant and the company that runs my off-site backups.
  • Law enforcement and other government agencies such as HM Revenue & Customs.

If I do have to share your data in any of these ways, I won’t transfer it outwith the UK.

How Long I’ll Keep Your Data

I won’t keep your data for any longer than necessary. The exact length of time will depend on the purposes for which the information is required.

  • Enquiries
    I’ll keep your information on file for one year after my response to your enquiry is complete.
  • Business Transactions
    I’ll keep your information on file for six years after the end of the financial year in which the transaction took place. I’m legally obliged to keep these records for tax purposes.
  • Exceptions
    • If the nature of the contract between us requires me to keep your information for a longer period of time, I’ll keep it on file for as long as agreed in the contract.
    • If you provide consent for ongoing future contact between us, I’ll keep your information on file for as long as your consent remains in place.

Your Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out eight rights that you have in relation to your personal data. These are:

  1. The Right to be Informed
    I have to tell you how I’m going to use your personal data. I do that through this privacy policy.
  2. The Right of Access
    You have the right to access any personal data that I hold on you.
  3. The Right to Rectification
    If the personal data I hold on you is wrong in any way, you can let me know, and I have to correct it.
  4. The Right to Erasure
    You can ask me to delete any personal data that I hold on you at any time. As long as there’s no compelling reason for me to keep it, I’ll be happy to do that.
  5. The Right to Restrict Processing
    You can restrict the way I use your data. I’ll be very pleased to follow your instructions as long as there’s no compelling reason to prevent me from doing that.
  6. The Right to Data Portability
    You can use the personal data I hold on you for your own purposes.
  7. The Right to Object
    You can ask me to stop processing your data at any time. I’ll be very happy to oblige unless there’s a compelling reason that prevents me from doing so.
  8. Rights in Relation to Automated Decision-making and Profiling
    This isn’t something I do.

You also have the right to raise any issues or concerns about my handling of your personal data with the Information Commissioner’s Office. You’ll find their contact details on their website at

How to Contact Me

Under the UK’s data protection laws, I’m the designated data controller responsible for any personal data held on you by my company, Red Empire Ltd. If you have any questions about the way I use your personal data, please use the following contact details to let me know.

Adam Piggot
T: 0141 636 0898

© Adam Piggot 2024